- Movies by de Javier Maqua, Vicente Lluch, Francesc Betriu, and La Cuadrilla were part of the program.
This Friday, the screening of Carne de Gallina (2001), by Javier Maqua, at Universidad Austral de Chile Cinema Club, concluded the homage series to Spanish black comedy, part of the program at FICValdivia this year.
Four iconic films of the genre – made between1969 and 2001 – made up the series. They were presented and contextualized by Madrid-based historian and documentary filmmaker Luis Parés.
Black comedy is at the center of the cinematographic tradition of this European country, and it is characterized by dealing with taboo topics, approached from the optics of black humor. The characters work as rhetoric figures of these issues, where the protagonists find tragic ends.
In addition to Carne de Gallina, the week saw the screening of El Certificado (1969), by Vicente Lluch; Los Fieles Sirvientes (1980), by Francesc Betriu; and Justino, Un Asesino de la Tercera Edad (1994), by La Cuadrilla.
The program was possible thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española AC/E.